Samuel Eto’o is very complimentary about Lionel Messi and hopes that the Barça star will play football for a very, very long time.
Goalscorer FC Barcelona from 2004 to 2009 (130 achievements in 199 matches), Samuel Eto’o still follows the Catalan team with such passion, with whom he notably won two Champions League (2006 and 2009). Cameroonian legend praised his former teammate Lionel Messi, in an interview with Marca.
Eto’o hopes to enjoy the six-fold Golden Ball for a while longer. “Leo is the best player in the world and the best ever. I would always be on the team asking him who he wants by his side and on the team. Everyone wants Messi. Then you have to help him. He can’t run like a 25 year old kid anymore, even if he does sometimes“Explains Eto’o.
” He must play until he is 70 “
And then launch, all smiles: “what we have to do, as Barça supporters, is to give him the best team to keep watching him play. He has to play until his 70s, so we can enjoy him even more“
At 32, Lionel Messi doesn’t have a lot of years ahead of him, especially since his physique no longer allows him to chain the full seasons (he is currently in 31 matches in all competitions this season). “La Pulga” is expected to continue at the top level at least until 2023 to compete in Copa America next year in Argentina and the World Cup in late 2022.
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